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Sounds Local: Music options abound for New Year’s celebrations
12-27-2023 5:12 PM

By SHERYL HUNTER

It’s time to say goodbye to 2023 and welcome 2024. Whether your idea of ringing in the New Year involves a fun time with the kids or dancing away into the wee hours of the morning, here are a few suggestions for a New Year’s Eve that will include...

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Easter egg hunts, festivities abound in Franklin County
03-28-2024 2:20 PM

Editor’s Note: The following is a collection of Easter egg hunts and festivities available in Franklin County. Know of an event that isn’t listed? Feel free to send details to news@recorder.com.BernardstonThe Farm Table restaurant, 219 South St., will...


PHOTO: Sing it with me
02-15-2024 2:44 PM


PHOTO: Crafty commemoration
02-14-2024 3:01 PM


Franklin County’s YMCA hosting pre-New Year’s Eve party
12-28-2023 1:27 PM

By BELLA LEVAVI

GREENFIELD — Get ready for snacks, sips and sparkles at the pre-New Year’s Eve party at Franklin County’s YMCA on Saturday, Dec. 30, from 6 to 9 p.m. “Our vision is to host a community event that is celebratory of the year and that feels accessible...


Ice sculptures return for Orange’s Starry Starry Night
12-28-2023 12:52 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

ORANGE — Ice sculptures are coming back to Starry Starry Night a year after lack of funds meant they couldn’t be ordered in time.Starry Starry Night Committee Chair Crystal Parent said there was enough money in the budget this year to order Summit Ice...


PHOTOS: Serving Christmas meals for many
12-28-2023 10:44 AM


‘Unbelievable’ generosity shown in toy drive for Greenfield shelter families
12-22-2023 4:18 PM

By MARY BYRNE

GREENFIELD — One woman showed up at the Greenfield Health Department’s offices with nearly 50 handmade blankets to donate, recalled Public Health Nurse Meg Tudryn.Another woman, a Greenfield Community College nursing student, dropped off “bags and...


PHOTOS: Dazzling displays for the holidays
12-22-2023 1:37 PM


Sharing the giving spirit: Deerfield elementary students donate food, raise money for Amherst Survival Center 
12-22-2023 12:50 PM

By CHRIS LARABEE

As the holiday season comes to a close in the next few weeks, students from Deerfield Elementary School’s Out-of-School-Time Program have gotten into the giving spirit themselves.Earlier this month, students put together small, handmade crafts each...


PHOTOS: Santa greets South County seniors
12-20-2023 11:57 AM


Lamppost decorating contest brightens downtown Orange
12-18-2023 10:07 AM

By DOMENIC POLI

ORANGE — While some may have spent Black Friday in a food coma or shopping for the hottest bargains, 16 businesses and organizations made sure downtown Orange was again decked out with holiday spirit.The Orange Merchants Group’s sixth annual...


Santa at your door: Annual Christmas tradition in Leyden brings joy to residents
12-16-2023 7:01 AM

By BELLA LEVAVI

The Leyden Recreation Department decks the streets with boughs of holly for the Christmas program it hosts annually, partnering with the Leyden Firefighters Association and the library for some seasonal fun.Since the beginning of the pandemic these...


Hanukkah illumination ceremony spreads message of ‘light over darkness’ in Greenfield
12-14-2023 11:56 AM

By BELLA LEVAVI

GREENFIELD — Local Jews hosted the first-ever illumination ceremony on the Greenfield Common on Wednesday to celebrate the seventh night of Hanukkah. “Hanukkah is a universal message of right over might, light over darkness,” said Rabbi Chaim Adelman...


Pair of Santa parades on tap for Whately, Montague
12-13-2023 12:25 PM

Santa Claus will be coming to two Franklin County towns over the next two weekends, traveling through Montague’s five villages on Dec. 16 and through Whately on Dec. 23.Montague The Montague Center Fire Association’s annual parade will begin at 2 p.m....


PHOTO: Deer in lights
12-11-2023 4:24 PM


Ways to reduce trash this holiday season
12-11-2023 2:10 PM

By AMY DONOVAN

During the holiday season, the average American family disposes of 25% more trash than they usually do, according to data from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.Think about your household: could some of this trash be reduced, reused, recycled...


PHOTOS: Racial Justice Rising hosts Kwanzaa program in Greenfield
12-11-2023 12:21 PM


Forget the surprise if you’re thinking of giving a pet as a holiday present
12-11-2023 10:23 AM

By LEANNE ITALIE

NEW YORK (AP) — Adriene Mishler was still grieving the loss of her beloved blue heeler mix when her boyfriend at the time surprised her with a Christmas puppy that was nearly identical.“I wasn’t quite ready to fall in love with another animal,” she...


South County Senior Center offering Christmas meals for seniors for second year
12-10-2023 3:01 PM

By CHRIS LARABEE

SUNDERLAND — For the second consecutive year, the South County Senior Center and community partners are coming together to offer free Christmas Day meals for older adults in Deerfield, Sunderland and Whately.In the inaugural run last year, Senior...


Menorah arrives on Greenfield Common for first time in nearly 30 years
12-06-2023 5:30 PM

By MARY BYRNE

GREENFIELD — Nearly 30 years after a menorah was last placed on the Greenfield Common, the traditional candelabra has once again been erected in recognition of the eight-day Jewish holiday of Hanukkah.The eight-branch Hanukkah menorah was built and...

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